The Magnet Tribune

VMT teachers receive Icons of the Arts recognition

Irene Alegria, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, School News, Showcase

VMT’s Dr. Mary Grace Carroll, piano instructor, and Mr. Vernon Carroll, dean of theater, were received Icons of the Arts award at the 10th Icons of the Arts Gala event held at the IBC Bank Annex by the Laredo Theater Guild on March 28.   “I was at a theater guild board meeting and we were infor...

World renowned dancer leads flamenco workshop

World renowned dancer leads flamenco workshop

April 18, 2019


Filed under School News, Showcase

World renowned flamenco dancer Miguel Vargas led a workshop in the auditorium on April 16. At the same time Alejandro Cano led a workshop for choir students. The groups then had a combined performance.

Elementary students explore the world of communication

Elementary students explore the world of communication

April 17, 2019


Filed under School News, Showcase

Students in the Hawks Network at Macdonell Elementary visited VMT on March 29 for a workshop that taught news media skills. They worked with students in journalism/online media and broadcasting throughout the morning. Here are some pictures of their visit....

Broadcast assistant marks almost 26 years at school

Broadcast assistant marks almost 26 years at school

Rachell Ramirez, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under #ohmy25, #VMThrowback, Features, Showcase

From learning TV production from his father to working 26 years at Vidal M. Treviño, Carlos Imperial is the broadcast assistant at VMT. Imperial is just one of two people left on the faculty and staff who helped open the school in 1993. He started working in television with his father who worked for the city...

Students show glimpses of their #DailyLives

Students show glimpses of their #DailyLives

April 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Students take part in a variety of activities during the school day. Here's a look at some of them.

Interpreting for justice: English teacher helps people as a court interpreter

Interpreting for justice: English teacher helps people as a court interpreter

Eva Montiel, Staff Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The job of your dreams can come true and help you succeed. This is true in Ricardo Carrillo’s case. "Some years ago, I was at another campus and we were having morning and after-school tutorials and the teachers, along with me, were all tired. So, one day, we were having a faculty meeting and the t...

Hollywood actress discusses her long career (photos)

Hollywood actress discusses her long career (photos)

April 5, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Hollywood actress Julia Vera discussed her career with V.M.T students in the V.M.T Black Box Theatre on March 28. She was in Laredo to receive the Icons of the Arts Award from the Laredo Theater Guild International.

Point guard finds basketball and school challenging

Point guard finds basketball and school challenging

Katherine Dovalina, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Tough challenges between academics and sports is part of Nixon point guard Ashley Pena's life. Pena, a junior said one of her goals is straight A's. "Personally, it's always a struggle to get straight A's while taking AP and Dual Enrollment classes, but it's possible," Pena said. Putting academics...

Car club members ride to success at parade

Car club members ride to success at parade

Jovan Contreras, Staff writer

March 27, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Winning a car show and being in the recent parade are two highlights of the No Limits Car Club. VitalMed Urgent Care sponsors an annual car show, the WBCA Pipes & Strips Car Show, which took place February 16. Winners of the car show are eligible to participate in the Washington’s birthday...

Podcasters hope to make a difference for local artists

Podcasters hope to make a difference for local artists

Kassandra Garcia, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s always “100 percent” with podcasters Josh Castillo and Roger Ramirez. Castillo, 25 years old, and Ramirez, 26 years old, may have not started off together but now are helping inspire young artists by using a podcast. Roger describes it as “A platform by and for Laredo artists.” They pre...

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